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Two-Day Safari Through Oakwoods 8:00 am
Two-Day Safari Through Oakwoods @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 3 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Get ready to explore the trails and habitats at Oakwoods! Venture through the woods, prairies, meadows, and Aurand Run! Bring a sack lunch and a drink each day. Dress to get dirty! Required to be ages 6-8. Register with $30 by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
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Eye on the Target with Archery – Session II
Eye on the Target with Archery – Session II @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve - Dold Lake
Aug 4 all-day
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at archery? Come out for an hour-long, four-day archery series, led by a certified archery instructor. All necessary equipment and targets will be provided. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn the basics of archery along with safety measures while shooting arrows at several targets, using a compound bow. Classes will be held at the Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Dold Lake. Classes are separated by age at the following times: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., ages 9-11; 11 a.m. to noon, ages 12-14; 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., ages 15-17; and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., ages 18 and up. Register with $20 per person for session I by noon on Tuesday, June 2, and session II by noon on Monday, July 27; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office. For questions, contact Lisa Bogard at lbogard@hancockparks.com.
Two-Day Safari Through Oakwoods 8:00 am
Two-Day Safari Through Oakwoods @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 4 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Get ready to explore the trails and habitats at Oakwoods! Venture through the woods, prairies, meadows, and Aurand Run! Bring a sack lunch and a drink each day. Dress to get dirty! Required to be ages 6-8. Register with $30 by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
Courtyard Concert Series 11:30 am
Courtyard Concert Series @ Latham Courtyard
Aug 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Bring some friends and take Tuesday lunches outside this summer! Local musicians and restaurants have you covered for fun-in-the sun lunchtime! Courtyard concerts are every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting on June 23 until August 11. Courtyard Concerts are free for the public to enjoy. Food and drink are available from local restaurants for purchase. This week’s entertainment is James Adkins, with food and drink available from Fin’s Seafood & Grille.
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Eye on the Target with Archery – Session II
Eye on the Target with Archery – Session II @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve - Dold Lake
Aug 5 all-day
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at archery? Come out for an hour-long, four-day archery series, led by a certified archery instructor. All necessary equipment and targets will be provided. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn the basics of archery along with safety measures while shooting arrows at several targets, using a compound bow. Classes will be held at the Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Dold Lake. Classes are separated by age at the following times: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., ages 9-11; 11 a.m. to noon, ages 12-14; 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., ages 15-17; and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., ages 18 and up. Register with $20 per person for session I by noon on Tuesday, June 2, and session II by noon on Monday, July 27; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office. For questions, contact Lisa Bogard at lbogard@hancockparks.com.
64th Riverside Summer Concert Series 7:00 pm
64th Riverside Summer Concert Series @ Riverside Park - Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shel
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
For more than six decades, music has entertained area residents and visitors during the Riverside Summer Concert Series, held at Findlay’s historic Riverside Park in the Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shell. Volunteer musicians and guest performers have been rehearsing long hours due to this rich tradition. Still free for all to enjoy, applause is their reward. Relax down by the Old Millstream and listen to the live sounds of popular tunes from then and now. Bring friends and plan a picnic, come clap, hum, or sing along! This night’s performers are Klaberheads.
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Two-Day Safari Through Riverbend 8:00 am
Two-Day Safari Through Riverbend @ Riverbend Park
Aug 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Get ready to explore the trails and habitats at Riverbend. Plan to venture through the woods, meadows and explore the Blanchard River! Bring a sack lunch and a drink each day. Dress to get dirty! Required to be ages 9-12. Register with $30 by 4:30 PM on Monday, August 3; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
Art in the Park: Plein Air Gatherings 6:00 pm
Art in the Park: Plein Air Gatherings @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This program is open to all artists, from professional to interested and enthusiastic amateurs, who use any medium conducive to working outdoors. Plan to bring supplies and equipment needed and dress for ground and weather conditions. A coordinator will be available during each session to answer questions. In the case of inclement weather, the session will be cancelled. Recommended for teens and adults.
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Two-Day Safari Through Riverbend 8:00 am
Two-Day Safari Through Riverbend @ Riverbend Park
Aug 7 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Get ready to explore the trails and habitats at Riverbend. Plan to venture through the woods, meadows and explore the Blanchard River! Bring a sack lunch and a drink each day. Dress to get dirty! Required to be ages 9-12. Register with $30 by 4:30 PM on Monday, August 3; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
Rally in the Alley 5:00 pm
Rally in the Alley @ Latham Courtyard
Aug 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the Findlay Hancock County Alliance this summer for an outdoor musical event series! Rally in the Alley will take place on Fridays in Latham Courtyard, located on the 500 Block of South Main Street in Downtown Findlay! This week’s event will feature the band Funk Factory and food by Jeds Fireball & Brew!
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Kids in the Park: Nature Hike 1:00 pm
Kids in the Park: Nature Hike @ Aeraland Recreation Area
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bring the kids out to explore the trails of Aeraland! Venture around the pond in search of some big bullfrogs that tend to sun themselves along the water banks. Locate a red-winged black bird’s nest tucked away in the cattails or spot some monarch butterflies that like to flutter around the prairies. All ages welcome!
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Discover Story: Around the Pond 10:00 am
Discover Story: Around the Pond @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am
Join the park district for a story to see who lives around the pond! After the story, venture out on a hike to search for life around Shank Lake. Kids can plan on fun crafts and activities after the hike! This event will take place at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Recommended for ages 3-6 with an adult; other aged siblings welcome.
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Courtyard Concert Series 11:30 am
Courtyard Concert Series @ Latham Courtyard
Aug 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Bring some friends and take Tuesday lunches outside this summer! Local musicians and restaurants have you covered for fun-in-the sun lunchtime! Courtyard concerts are every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting on June 23 until August 11. Courtyard Concerts are free for the public to enjoy. Food and drink are available from local restaurants for purchase. This week’s entertainment is Bob Baratta & Desra Dabney, flute & guitar duo, with food and drink available from Bread Kneads.
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64th Riverside Summer Concert Series 7:00 pm
64th Riverside Summer Concert Series @ Riverside Park - Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shel
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
For more than six decades, music has entertained area residents and visitors during the Riverside Summer Concert Series, held at Findlay’s historic Riverside Park in the Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shell. Volunteer musicians and guest performers have been rehearsing long hours due to this rich tradition. Still free for all to enjoy, applause is their reward. Relax down by the Old Millstream and listen to the live sounds of popular tunes from then and now. Bring friends and plan a picnic, come clap, hum, or sing along! This night’s performer is the Lima Band.
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Rally in the Alley 5:00 pm
Rally in the Alley @ Latham Courtyard
Aug 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the Findlay Hancock County Alliance this summer for an outdoor musical event series! Rally in the Alley will take place on Fridays in Latham Courtyard, located on the 500 Block of South Main Street in Downtown Findlay! This week’s event will feature the band Hipnotix and food by Golden Corral!
Reunion Band concert 6:30 pm
Reunion Band concert @ Findlay Elks Lodge 75
Aug 14 @ 6:30 pm
An outdoor concert featuring the original Reunion Band will be held Friday at Findlay Elks Lodge 75. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Music will start at 6:30 p.m. with the opening band, Null Set. There will also be food and raffles. Those attending should bring a lawn chair. The event will be held rain or shine. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted for Flag City Honor Flight.
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No Child Left Indoors 8:30 am
No Child Left Indoors @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 15 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join the Hancock Park District and Pheasants Forever for a morning filled with youth outdoor adventures as they test their skills and talents! No Child Left Indoors is part of a national movement to reach a generation of young people fixated on electronics, to get them outdoors. This event is focused on reversing the trend of inactivity and obesity in today’s youth and actively engaging them in outdoor recreational activities. These outdoor adventures will educate youth about the importance of nature and conservation with hopes of fostering tomorrow’s leaders and conservation-minded citizens. Activities will include: a nature program, fishing, archery, canoeing & kayaking, BB and shotgun shooting, and much more! Light refreshments will be provided by Whitetails Unlimited. Recommended for ages 6-17 with an adult companion.
Bluffton Mennonite Home Concert on the Lawn 6:30 pm
Bluffton Mennonite Home Concert on the Lawn @ Bluffton Mennonite Home
Aug 15 @ 6:30 pm
BLUFFTON — Bluffton Mennonite Home’s Concert on the Lawn featuring the Lima Area Concert Band, has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15. The concert was postponed in June due to rain. The free event will include free ice cream, popcorn and drinks. Spectators should bring their own lawn chair. This year’s show celebrates Mennonite Memorial Home’s 60th anniversary. The concert will include music from the 1950s and 1960s in addition to some patriotic selections. Bluffton Mennonite Home is located at 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton. For more information, call 419-358-1015, option 1.
Astrophotography 9:00 pm
Astrophotography @ Riverbend Park
Aug 15 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Millstream Astronomy Club’s, Tom Fretz, will present a program on Astrophotography. He will show his photographs and explain how anyone can capture photos of the night sky. Participants will have the opportunity to look at Saturn and other objects in the sky through their telescopes and binoculars or feel free to bring your own. All ages welcome!
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Carey Gazebo gospel singing 2:00 pm
Carey Gazebo gospel singing @ Carey Gazebo
Aug 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Gospel singing at the gazebo in Carey will feature Jericho Road and One Voice from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 23. The gazebo is located at 141 E. Findlay St., Carey. Those attending should bring their lawn chair.
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64th Riverside Summer Concert Series 7:00 pm
64th Riverside Summer Concert Series @ Riverside Park - Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shel
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
For more than six decades, music has entertained area residents and visitors during the Riverside Summer Concert Series, held at Findlay’s historic Riverside Park in the Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shell. Volunteer musicians and guest performers have been rehearsing long hours due to this rich tradition. Still free for all to enjoy, applause is their reward. Relax down by the Old Millstream and listen to the live sounds of popular tunes from then and now. Bring friends and plan a picnic, come clap, hum, or sing along! This night’s performer is Civic Jazz.
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Art in the Park: Nature Journaling 7:00 pm
Art in the Park: Nature Journaling @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join artist, naturalist and park volunteer Sharon Hammer Baker for a workshop that will explore nature journaling techniques, including observation skills, sketching, drawing, painting and writing. Work from live and mounted wildlife as well as from fresh and collected materials from the parks to enhance your experience. Participants should bring their own sketch book and art supplies. Recommended for teens and adults.
Town Hall Concert Series: Theory Expats 7:00 pm
Town Hall Concert Series: Theory Expats @ Bluffton Town Hall
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Theory Expats is a swing and folk band from Goshen, Indiana, featuring Ethan Setiawan who was recently on Prairie Home Companion and won the National Mandolin Championship. Organizer Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series Email: wendy@icimed.com Website: http://www.townhallconcerts.typepad.com/
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Rally in the Alley 5:00 pm
Rally in the Alley @ Latham Courtyard
Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the Findlay Hancock County Alliance this summer for an outdoor musical event series! Rally in the Alley will take place on Fridays in Latham Courtyard, located on the 500 Block of South Main Street in Downtown Findlay! This week’s event will feature the band Tongue ‘N’ Groove and food by City BBQ!
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Truck Stop Ministries dinner concert 5:00 pm
Truck Stop Ministries dinner concert @ Petro Truck Stop - North Baltimore
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm
Truck Stop Ministries will sponsor a dinner concert, featuring Paula Barron and Bill Adkins, Aug. 23 in the Iron Skillet Restaurant at the Petro Truck Stop, 12900 Deshler Road, North Baltimore. Dinner will begin at 5 p.m. and the concert at 6 p.m.
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Wee Ones: Nocturnal Animals 10:00 am
Wee Ones: Nocturnal Animals @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am
See what animals make the darkness their day and discover how they survive at night! Hear a story, make a craft, and enjoy activities that relate to these nighttime creatures. This event will take place at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Recommended for ages 3 and under with an adult; other age siblings welcome.
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Rock on the Rooftop 6:00 pm
Rock on the Rooftop @ Alexandria's
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
A rooftop concert in Downtown Findlay celebrating summer’s end with three area bands, drinks, and fun! Playing a variety of music from alternative to garage-rock, this event will provide a new opportunity for area bands to share their musical talents. All proceeds collected from these events benefit The Arts Partnership’s arts education programs. For more information, contact The Arts Partnership box office by calling 419-422-4624 or visitwww.artspartnership.com.
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